Clean technological change in developing-country industrial clusters: Mexican leather tanning

@article{Blackman2010CleanTC,
  title={Clean technological change in developing-country industrial clusters: Mexican leather tanning},
  author={A. Blackman and A. Kildegaard},
  journal={Environmental Economics and Policy Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={115-132}
}
In many cities in developing countries, clusters of small and medium-sized enterprises create severe pollution problems. Because conventional regulatory approaches are typically ineffective in such situations, policy responses have increasingly focused on promoting voluntary clean technological change. Yet the data and analysis needed to guide such efforts are scarce. This article uses original firm-level survey data on a cluster of small and medium-scale leather tanneries in León, Guanajuato… Expand

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